Ford Mustang Quotes and Trivia
Few cars have captured the world's imagination the way the Ford Mustang has. For almost 50 years, this American classic has been an icon of movies, television, radio and print. It has been an enduring object of desire and a symbol of the freedom of the open road.
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Mustang Quotes & Trivia
Ford Mustang Quotes"Presenting the unexpected, Mustang has the look, the fire, the flavor of the great European car. Yet it's as American as its name... and as practical as its price."
- Advertising copy for the 1965 Mustang
'The Mustang set off a revolution almost to the level of the Model T in terms of making a cool sports car affordable to the average person. When you were driving a Mustang, you were special. You were noticed. You stood out. And today the Mustang delivers the same attributes.'
- Bob Witter, Ford Global Brand Entertainment
"And the Mustang was more than just an automobile. It was an explosion of joy and libido. Before the pony car, there were dreadnought Buicks and Chevys and Chryslers, titanic and finned. Or sleek vehicles of impossible price, mostly foreign jobs you could buy only if you wore an ascot."
- David Von Drehle, Washington Post
Did you know?The list price for a 1965 Mustang was $2,320.96 - or about $16,800 when adjusted for inflation.
The Mustang made its cinematic debut in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. In exchange for the publicity, the Ford Motor Company donated a Lincoln Continental to be destroyed in the film's famous car compactor scene.
A 1967 I-6 Mustang once owned by president Bill Clinton is on display at the Museum of Automobiles in Morrilton, Arkansas. In 1994, Clinton celebrated the brand's 30th anniversary at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and was allowed by Secret Service to drive his old car. "Works pretty good, except the door still doesn't open from the inside," he reportedly said.
2015 Mustang Quotes and FactsThere’s no question that the upcoming 2015 Mustang is the biggest thing to happen to the brand in a number of years. To celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary, Ford is introducing a radically redesigned new pony car that breaks from the retro-inspired styling of the previous ten years. Unveiled to the world for the first time at the January 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new Mustang has clearly succeeded in its goal to get people taking about it. Though it will be months until the driving public can try the new pony car for themselves, here’s a taste of what journalists are saying about the car:
“The biggest step forward the iconic pony car has seen in decades … the new car is lighter, lower, leaner and, we think, very nice to look at.”
- Tim Stevens, www.cnet.com
“Assuredly the most anticipated new vehicle of the year [and] arguably the most comprehensive refit of the Mustang in its 50-year history. We're still months away from our first drive, but after seeing it in the flesh and learning about its systems and mechanicals, it'd be unwise to bet against the sixth generation of this legendary nameplate.”
- Brandon Turkus, www.autoblog.com
“We think you’ll really like it when you see it on the street, whatever your prior favorite variant. Unmistakably Mustang, this new model is clean, and it’s almost infinitely superior mechanically -- a proud, worthy swan song for Ford design chief J Mays.”
- Robert Cumberford, www.automobilemag.com
“The 2015 Ford Mustang is a turning point, the biggest ground-up redesign in the car’s history[...] Should we be anxious, thrilled, or both?”
- John Krewson, Road and Track
“Not only is it just what millions of Mustang fans have waited for, it will introduce an icon of American automaking to a new audience around the world.”
- Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press